How does one get Saved? How does one get ‘born again’? What is Eternal Life really like? Why would God want to spend Eternity with us?
Having been saved almost 50 years ago now, since 1973, and having walked with my Savior Yeshua, Jesus, in full time ministry for over 40 years, since the spring of 1982, I would like to explain in a most simple way what Salvation really means, both for those who do not know anything at all about Salvation, and also for those who just want a clear review of what Salvation really is.
God was born on the earth 2000 years ago in Israel to a young Jewish virgin woman named Miriam, in order to Save mankind from all of their sins, and also to Save the earth itself from all of the sins and destructions which were committed on it by mankind.
God had to be born through a virgin since then there would be no sin coming into this baby through Adam’s sin. For God’s Word had said that it was the iniquities of the father (not the mother) that were passed to the children to the third and forth generations. See Exodus 20:5 Only a perfect Man without sin would be able to save sinful mankind. Only God as Man could ever do this.
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin (alma) shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel (God with us).
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; And the Government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful (Miracle), Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
And then on the Jewish feast of Passover, this God Man Yeshua at the young age of 33, died on a Cross in Jerusalem for the sins of all of mankind. Three days later He rose from the grave, to be the first fruits of those born from the dead, as a totally New Creation. Forty days later Yeshua ascended up into Heaven to sit at the right hand of His Father, the Almighty God. Then on the fiftieth day after His resurrection, on the Jewish feast Shavuot, the Holy Spirit of God was poured out upon Yeshua’s first 120 Jewish believers in Jerusalem. And all 120 were all ‘born again’ into Eternal Life.
What does it mean to be Saved, and also to be ‘born again’?
When Adam, the son of God, along with his wife Eve sinned by disobeying God in the Garden of Eden, and doing what God had commanded Adam never to do, to eat of the fruit of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil, [Genesis 2:17 “… but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”] they both spiritually died! They had to be cast out of the Garden of Eden, so that Adam and Eve and mankind would never in that lost state be able to eat of the Tree of Life and become forever separated from God their Creator.
For like God, Adam (the son of God) had been created in the Garden of Eden by God as a triune being, Spirit, soul (mind, will, and emotions), and physical body. And like God, Adam’s Spirit was in total control of his soul and his body. But when Adam fell from sin, then his Spirit was disconnected from God as his source, and Adam spiritually died. Then Adam’s soul (his mind, will, and emotions) took over total charge over his spirit being.
Thus mankind born from Adam and Eve, and all their children, and their children’s children were no longer connected to God as their source. And all of mankind became lost from God, their Creator. And Satan, the fallen angel, the devil who had originally tricked Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and caused them to both sin, took control over mankind.
But our God in Heaven, who has always known the end from the beginning, ever before the earth was created, knew that all of this would happen. And God always had a plan for mankind, to once again be able to bring mankind back to Himself, to the true Creator, to Father God who had created Adam and Eve.
God has always existed as a triune God: Father, Son (the Word of God) and the Holy Spirit of God. This Truth can be found in dozens of places in the Jewish Hebrew Holy Scripture, in the Torah and the Tanakh, or the Old Covenant. See Isaiah 9:6; Psalm 110:1, 4; Isaiah 42:1-7; Isaiah 48:16; Isaiah 49:5-9; Isaiah 53:1-12; Isaiah 59:16; Proverbs 30:4; Daniel 7:13, 14; Zechariah 12:10; etc.
God would one day send His only begotten Son to earth, born through the virgin, (Isaiah 7:14) to live a perfect sinless life, and then to die for mankind, dying in our place for all of our sins. (See Isaiah 53:1-12) His coming to earth to die for our sins had been prophesied for 4000 years in over 200 places in the Torah and the Tanakh. I have personally found and also written about 225 of those Scriptures regarding the coming Messiah, for those interested to read and study. This study can be found on my website, the 54th one listed under Author’s Articles. And also the 52nd one listed are 160 Messianic Scriptures in Hebrew. And also for those interested there are listed the top 70 Old Testament Messianic Scriptures available free in 15 different languages: English, Hebrew, Russian, Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Ukrainian, Dutch, and Ethiopian (Amharic).
So what is Salvation? And what does being ‘born again’ mean, for you to have a more complete understanding of these terms?
Yeshua, Jesus, God’s only begotten Son, died for everyone of us to be able to experience Eternal Life with Father God, and have this Eternal Life now, and also when you physically die. But you will never experience this Eternal Life unless you do your part of this free exchange with God.
Eternal Life with God is totally free to have because of what Yeshua did for you in dying for you, by taking all of your sins upon Himself at His death on the Cross. For Yeshua is truly God!
Colossians 1:15 He (Yeshua) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 1:16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 1:17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. [‘all’ means you!]
Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying, “Yes, I have loved you with an Everlasting Love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.”
Here is what you need to do to receive Eternal Life with your God and Creator, who has Eternally loved you with an Everlasting Love ….
First just talk to Yeshua, Jesus, as you would talk to a friend. He died for you, and He took all your sins upon Himself, and as God, has always been right there with you through His Holy Spirit. God has heard everything that you have ever said in life. Wow, that could be a very humbling thought.
So confess to Yeshua that you are a sinner, and that you like everyone else on the earth has violated and broken so many of the commandments of God.
Then ask God to forgive you of all your sins, truly meaning this from your heart.
You may also want to confess all your sins to Him personally.
Deuteronomy 31:8 “And the LORD, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” (This is also found in Joshua 1:9)
Thank Yeshua for dying for you, for all of your sins. The Holy Spirit who is on earth is always representing Yeshua, and He is always present with you to hear your confessions.
Ask Yeshua to be your Lord and Savior and to come and personally live within your heart, in your spirit. When He does this, the Holy Spirit will connect your dead spirit into Himself. And your dead spirit will instantly become Alive with God’s Life and Love, and you will be ‘born again’ into a brand new Living Creation, one with God’s Holy Spirit.
You will then be Saved, for you will experience God’s true Salvation and Love coming into your now alive Spirit from your Eternal Father, who has always Loved you, and always been your true Creator. You will experience Eternal Life from that moment on. For you will have become a real child of God!
2nd Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in the Messiah, he is a New Creation! Old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new!”
This will be your first step in a life long process toward attaining real Sonship with God. (Revelation 21:7) This will also be a daily process of continual growth. However don’t be surprised that you will continue to sin, and each time that you sin, you will need to confess and repent to God for each sin. Then you will to be cleansed by God with the Power of the Holy Spirit and the Blood of Yeshua, which now also resides forever with the Holy Spirit in your ‘born again’ Spirit, as a true believer in Yeshua.
God’s commands are very simple to say, but in the beginning they will also be many times difficult to keep, such as, “Love one another!” Also you must forgive all others who have ever hurt you and wronged you. And also you must forgive yourself. Bless and do not curse others. Always be humble and don’t be prideful. For God is near to the humble, but He stays far from the prideful.
Read and obey all of Yeshua’s commands, as John 15:12 and Matthew 6:14, 15 and Proverbs 22:4. Read the first four books of the New Covenant, which are also called the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
What is Eternal Life, and why would God, our Creator desire to spend Eternity with us? Mainly because He really loves us!
This has always been God’s original plan, even from the time when He created Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden before they had sinned.
Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
But what has not been taught is that God could not begin to make mankind into His likeness until mankind could be individually first Saved and ‘born again’ as a true child of God. Only then could this process of growth begin for mankind to be made into the likeness of God …
Romans 3:23 all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God!
Daniel 7:13, “I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him. 7:14 Then to Him (the Son of Man) was given Dominion and Glory and a Kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His Dominion is an Everlasting Dominion, which shall not pass away, and His Kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed.”
Today there are many evil men and women on earth who have great monetary wealth and political power, and who want to rule the whole world, and also to rule the world from Jerusalem. They oppose the true God who has created them. They want to enslave all of mankind to serve them, and to destroy all those who would oppose them. But this will never happen, because God is in absolute control and totally in charge of His Creation.
God reigns as King on His Holy Throne in Heaven. And unless all these men and women confess and repent to God of all of their sins, like everyone else on this planet will have to do, then they will be forever separated from God in hell!
Psalm 2:4 He who sits in the Heavens shall laugh; the LORD shall hold them in derision. 2:5 Then He shall speak to them in His Wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: 2:6 “Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion!” 2:10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth. 2:11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, when His Wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him (in God’s Son Yeshua, the King and High Priest of Heaven!).
Isaiah 66:23 “And it shall come to pass that from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says the LORD. 66:24 “And they shall go forth and look upon the corpses of the men who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, and their fire is not quenched. They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”
Matthew 10:28 “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 10:31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give you the Authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you!”
God has always desired to enjoy real fellowship and Love with the children of Adam and Eve. That is why Father God sent His only begotten Son Yeshua to earth to die in our place for all of our sins, so that through Yeshua’s shed Blood and His physical death, Father God would be able to bring us, all of His children who would say Yes to God’s amazing Love and Grace, and His free offer of Salvation and Eternal Life with our Father and with His Son Yeshua!
“And this is Eternal Life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Yeshua the Messiah whom You have sent!” John 17:3
“But the Word of our God shall stand forever!” Isaiah 40:8
Happy New Years, 2023!
Please send this paper out to those who are unsaved …